GE Intelligent Platforms has announced the availability of Proficy CIMPLICITY GlobalView, a highly scalable software application that delivers the power of CIMPLICITY to remote clients enabling real-time monitoring, data analysis and plant floor control from within a web browser.
“Companies need access to real-time information about their operations at all levels of the organisation,” said Claire Cerrato, General Manager of GE Intelligent Platforms’ Automation Software group. “Companies are increasing their mobile workforces and require highly-scalable non-compromising products to keep them connected. CIMPLICITY GlobalView enables full viewing and control of plant operations and expands the native integration of CIMPLICITY with GE's other Proficy software, providing additional solution possibilities.”
The GlobalView software application provides a full-featured HMI/SCADA client delivered over the web so operators, engineers and managers can view, react, and operate from wherever they are. This enables efficient response to situations avoiding downtime, lost batches or catastrophic events. The software application also transforms the way teams work and collaborate because with GlobalView, multiple users can easily connect to the same system to analyse the situation. Ease of installation makes this a quick add-on for existing and new systems.
GlobalView extends GE's existing footprint in HMI/SCADA to knowledge workers not on or directly tied to the plant floor. The software application also introduces a Proficy first technology, the Relay Server, which makes deploying HMI/SCADA on a massive scale possible. With a Relay Server deployed in the GlobalView architecture and multiple GlobalView servers underneath, customers have the ability to truly globalise their applications and support 100s of simultaneous users with the only limitation being server hardware. The new software capability opens new doors to innovative web-only CIMPLICITY-based applications providing the ability to connect to previous versions of CIMPLICITY without any additional development.
The software programs have been developed on top of CIMPLICITY, so they comply with GE Intelligent Platforms’ open and layered strategy and enables the web user to harness the proven power of CIMPLICITY anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
“This product is a big step forward in the accessibility of real-time data to a large amount of users,” continued Cerrato. “GlobalView, along with CIMPLICITY 8.0 – released in 2009, validates GE's commitment to providing innovative and scalable solutions to solve customer needs particularly in this challenging economic climate.”